Deputy Sheriff Todd Michael Widman

Deputy Sheriff Todd Michael Widman

Brown County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Wednesday, March 1, 2000

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Todd Michael Widman

Deputy Todd Widman was shot and killed after responding to a call of a transient walking along U.S. Highway 36.

Upon arrival, Deputy Widman was unable to locate the transient. Approximately one hour later, he observed a person matching the description and began to question him. He was transporting the subject back to the department when he was shot. Deputy Widman was transported to a local hospital where he died of the gunshot wounds.

The juvenile killer fled the scene, but was shot and killed after exchanging gunfire with officers about an hour later.

Deputy Widman had been employed with the Brown County Sheriff's Department for two years, and is survived by his mother and sister.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 728

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed by other officers

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Search and search again. No disrespect to this young man, but I was once in his position. After an arrest, I searched and found a knife in the perp's boxers. Another officer found a small loaded .25 cal.on another, during a secondary search. Search and search again. Even if just giving a ride to a pedestrian on a highway. Male or female. Young or old.Take no chances. God Bless you deputy Widman and your family.

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August 6, 2020

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